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Janne Niskala

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'0" / 184 cm
  • Weight
    201 lbs / 91 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Contract
    18/19

A skilled defenseman with excellent offensive qualities. Is a very good passer, but might be a better shot. Both the slapshot and the wrister are very hard and accurate. Is a tremendous puck-mover and power play quarterback. Skates well and is very mobile.
Is inconsistent in his defensive positioning and his effort. Can get nonchalant and presumptious with the puck.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1996-97 Lukko U16 Jr. C SM-sarja Q 8 0 1 1 4 |
Lukko U16 Jr. C I-divisioona - - - - - |
1997-98 Lukko U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 12 0 1 1 10 | Relegation 22 7 15 22 30
1998-99 Lukko U18 Jr. B SM-sarja 14 7 4 11 42 | Relegation - - - - -
Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 2 0 0 0 12 |
1999-00 Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 40 14 15 29 50 | Playoffs 8 0 2 2 8
2000-01 Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 13 4 8 12 40 |
Lukko Liiga 18 0 0 0 0 -2 |
UJK Mestis 13 4 1 5 43 -1 |
Manchester Storm BISL 10 0 1 1 8 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 6
Finland U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 10 0 |
Finland U20 (all) International-Jr 20 2 1 3 18 |
2001-02 Lukko U20 Jr. A SM-liiga 3 1 1 2 2 |
Lukko Liiga 55 7 13 20 81 -25 |
Finland (all) International 4 1 0 1 4 -1 |
2002-03 Lukko Liiga 46 4 5 9 40 5 |
Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 2 |
2003-04 Lukko Liiga 55 21 15 36 73 13 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 18 -4
Finland EHT 4 1 0 1 0 |
2004-05 Lukko Liiga 44 9 12 21 63 6 | Playoffs 9 5 2 7 4 -2
2005-06 EV Zug NLA 44 12 17 29 50 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 10
2006-07 Färjestad BK SHL 53 19 30 49 62 25 | Playoffs 9 3 3 6 14 3
Finland EHT 6 1 0 1 6 0 |
2007-08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 80 19 25 44 81 6 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 8 -3
Finland WC 9 2 2 4 2 1 |
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 6 1 2 3 6 0 |
Frölunda HC SHL 35 9 10 19 20 6 | Playoffs 11 3 3 6 8 -6
Finland EHT 9 2 1 3 4 -2 |
Finland WC 4 1 2 3 2 0 |
2009-10 Frölunda HC SHL 50 12 16 28 34 5 | Playoffs 7 3 4 7 6 -2
Finland OG 6 0 2 2 2 -2 |
Finland EHT 6 1 2 3 4 3 |
Finland WC 7 0 2 2 4 -2 |
2010-11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk KHL 54 11 19 30 30 17 | Playoffs 19 0 4 4 14 -1
Finland EHT 8 1 2 3 8 3 |
Finland WC 9 1 3 4 4 6 |
2011-12 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 54 12 22 34 32 12 | Playoffs 12 2 1 3 6 -3
Finland EHT 8 2 2 4 4 3 |
Finland WC 10 3 1 4 10 0 |
Finland (all) International 22 6 4 10 18 3 |
2012-13 Atlant Mytishchi “A” KHL 14 1 3 4 10 -7 |
Dynamo Minsk KHL 37 7 8 15 20 3 |
Finland EHT 3 0 1 1 0 4 |
Finland (all) International 3 0 1 1 0 4 |
2013-14 Atlant Mytishchi KHL 38 2 5 7 6 6 |
2014-15 Lukko “A” Liiga 60 14 16 30 71 -3 | Playoffs 14 2 3 5 8 -3
Finland EHT 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Finland (all) International 1 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2015-16 Lukko “A” Liiga 56 10 24 34 46 6 | Playoffs 5 0 2 2 2 -2
Finland EHT 3 0 0 0 0 -1 |
Finland (all) International 3 0 0 0 0 -1 |
2016-17 Lukko “C” Liiga 43 11 6 17 12 -2 |
2017-18 Lukko “C” Liiga 54 9 19 28 28 -3 |
2018-19 Lukko “C” Liiga 18 1 2 3 6 -7 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 HC Davos Spengler Cup 4 0 1 1 0 |
2006-07 Färjestad BK ECC 2 0 2 2 2 -1 |
2012-13 Dynamo Minsk Nadezhda Cup 6 3 0 3 0 1 |
2013-14 Atlant Mytishchi Nadezhda Cup 3 0 0 0 0 -2 |
2014-15 Lukko “A” Champions HL 10 2 5 7 2 6 |
2015-16 Lukko Champions HL 12 3 4 7 12 6 |
2016-17 Lukko Champions HL 5 2 0 2 4 2 |
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 80 19 25 44 0.55 81 6 | 6 0 1 1 0.17 8 -3
BISL 10 0 1 1 0.10 8 0 | 6 0 0 0 0.00 6 0
Champions HL 27 7 9 16 0.59 18 14 |
ECC 2 0 2 2 1.00 2 -1 |
EHT 51 8 9 17 0.33 28 9 |
International 33 7 5 12 0.36 22 4 |
International-Jr 20 2 1 3 0.15 18 0 |
Jr. A SM-liiga 58 19 24 43 0.74 104 0 | 8 0 2 2 0.25 8 0
Jr. B SM-sarja 26 7 5 12 0.46 52 0 | 22 7 15 22 1.00 30 0
Jr. C I-divisioona 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 |
Jr. C SM-sarja Q 8 0 1 1 0.13 4 0 |
KHL 197 33 57 90 0.46 98 31 | 31 2 5 7 0.23 20 -4
Liiga 449 86 112 198 0.44 420 -12 | 32 7 7 14 0.44 32 -11
Mestis 13 4 1 5 0.38 43 -1 |
Nadezhda Cup 9 3 0 3 0.33 0 -1 |
NHL 6 1 2 3 0.50 6 0 |
NLA 44 12 17 29 0.66 50 0 | 7 0 2 2 0.29 10 0
OG 6 0 2 2 0.33 2 -2 |
SHL 138 40 56 96 0.70 116 36 | 27 9 10 19 0.70 28 -5
Spengler Cup 4 0 1 1 0.25 0 0 |
WC 39 7 10 17 0.44 22 5 |
WJC-20 7 0 0 0 0.00 10 0 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/06/2018
04/06/2018 Extension Lukko Lukko
02/17/2017
02/17/2017 Extension Lukko Lukko
06/27/2014
06/27/2014 Confirmed Atlant Mytishchi Lukko
05/13/2013
05/13/2013 Confirmed Dinamo Minsk Atlant Mytishchi
10/09/2012
10/09/2012 Confirmed Atlant Mytishchi Dinamo Minsk
05/04/2011
05/04/2011 Confirmed Metallurg Magnitogorsk Atlant Mytishchi
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Lukko

Cult/Star player for Manchester Storm

Cult/Star player for Zug

Career transactions
- 2010-06-04 • Signed to a one-year contract by Metallurg Magnitogorsk
- 2008-11-13 • Signed to a two-year contract by Frölunda
- 2008-07-02 • Re-signed to a one-year contract by the Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2008-06-30 • Traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 2009 6th round pick (Dave Labrecque)
- 2008-06-24 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Triston Grant and a 2009 7th round pick (Maxwell Tardy)
- 2008-06-07 • Signed to a one-year contract by HK Atlant
- 2007-05-23 • Signed to a one-year contract by the Nashville Predators
- 2006-03-24 • Signed to a two-year contract by Färjestad

Other memorable dates
- 2008-10-11 • Scored first career NHL goal (at Carolina vs Michael Leighton)
- 2008-10-04 • Made NHL debut (at NY Rangers; 16:13 TOI)
- 2006-09-21 • Scored first career Elitserien goal (at Mora vs Juha Pitkämäki)
- 2006-09-18 • Made Elitserien debut (vs Luleå)

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